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Jan 18, 2022 6:01 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Mimosa

~15 yrs old growing in a large pot.


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Jan 18, 2022 6:24 PM CST
Name: Johannian
The Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
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Very nice banner, and a pretty old mimosa. I really like the red in this banner, immediately reminded me of a cranberry & cherry drink, probably just my mind wanting the summer days to come...

Your banner certainly reminded me of the summer days!
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Jan 18, 2022 6:48 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Spectacular banner Cal!
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Jan 18, 2022 7:19 PM CST
Zone 5
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Quite an accomplishment....15 years of TLC and still producing this beautiful results, winding up as a superb banner headliner.
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Jan 18, 2022 11:19 PM CST
Name: Margie
NY (Zone 7a)
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Mimosa flowers look like fireworks to me. Fantastic banner!
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Jan 19, 2022 5:49 PM CST
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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You chose a perfect slice through the bloom for your banner, Cal. Hurray!
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Jan 19, 2022 6:11 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
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Beautiful! I've never seen a red mimosa, only the pink full blown trees.
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Jan 19, 2022 6:12 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Nice banner, Cal! And congratulations on keeping a tree alive in a pot for so long. Thumbs up
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Jan 20, 2022 4:13 AM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
@arctangent, @bumplbea, @CarolineScott, @Fleur569, @GigiPlumeria, @HemNorth, @Johannian, @lauriemorninglory,
@lovemyhouse, @Lucius93, @MargieNY, @scvirginia, @slowcala, @SuperHappyCamper, @TexasPlumeria87,
@tveguy3, @vic, @wildflowers

Thank you so much for your encouraging comments, acorns & thumbs! Smiling
Sorry I was awol yesterday.....transitioning to new computer, and lost track. Rolling my eyes.

The mimosa is blooming again!....at least the 3rd time this year.
I need to trim it back (bonsai style), as it has too much foliage, i.e. the ratio of foliage to roots.
I'm amazed it hasn't broken the pot yet. It's a very sturdy ceramic glazed pot,
but will be surprised if it can contain the plant many more years.

Here is a slideshow I hope you will enjoy. Smiling
https://cal3d.com/NGA2022/MIMO...
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Jan 20, 2022 4:51 AM CST
Name: Ron
Marietta, GA (Zone 7b)
Only time will tell.....
EscondidoCal said:@arctangent, @bumplbea, @CarolineScott, @Fleur569, @GigiPlumeria, @HemNorth, @Johannian, @lauriemorninglory,
@lovemyhouse, @Lucius93, @MargieNY, @scvirginia, @slowcala, @SuperHappyCamper, @TexasPlumeria87,
@tveguy3, @vic, @wildflowers

Thank you so much for your encouraging comments, acorns & thumbs! Smiling
Sorry I was awol yesterday.....transitioning to new computer, and lost track. Rolling my eyes.

The mimosa is blooming again!....at least the 3rd time this year.
I need to trim it back (bonsai style), as it has too much foliage, i.e. the ratio of foliage to roots.
I'm amazed it hasn't broken the pot yet. It's a very sturdy ceramic glazed pot,
but will be surprised if it can contain the plant many more years.

Here is a slideshow I hope you will enjoy. Smiling
https://cal3d.com/NGA2022/MIMO...


Thank you for sharing your beautiful tree! Do you have a picture of the entire tree? Very curious about bonsai and would love to see how yours has progressed.

Thanks again!
Ron
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Jan 20, 2022 4:53 AM CST
Name: Ron
Marietta, GA (Zone 7b)
Only time will tell.....
My apologies. Did not mean to tag everyone! Oooooops.
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Jan 20, 2022 10:23 AM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
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That was a spectacular slide show, thanks!
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Jan 20, 2022 2:26 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Thanks Ron & Zoia!

I didn't realize how big it was until I stepped back
and took the pic! D'Oh!

Time to prune. Whistling
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Jan 20, 2022 8:06 PM CST
Name: Ron
Marietta, GA (Zone 7b)
Only time will tell.....
Very impressive! Thanks for sharing!

I have to get a mimosa seedling to play around with now. One of my neighbors has a bunch of seedlings growing in his front flower bed that had a mature mimosa until he cut it down... I guess they seed pretty easy!

Ron
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Jan 20, 2022 8:54 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Welcome! Good luck with it. Thumbs up
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Jan 22, 2022 10:34 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Neat slide show. Such interesting flowers. We don't have mimosa this far north, but we do have mimosa webworm---it attacks honeylocust. Webs the little leaflets together and feeds inside of the leaf/tent. Do you deal with this pest?
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Jan 30, 2022 6:50 AM CST
Name: Gary
Pennsylvania (Zone 6a)
Love the mimosa neighbor had a large one and gave me a rooted offshoot but died after I moved it Sad On my way to visit a family member I drive by a house that has a beauty growing in the ground it's pretty big.
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Jan 30, 2022 2:47 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
MochaJoe said:Love the mimosa neighbor had a large one and gave me a rooted offshoot but died after I moved it Sad On my way to visit a family member I drive by a house that has a beauty growing in the ground it's pretty big.
Hey Joe,
according to this growing guide, they like zones 6~9, though I almost always try a plant even if it's not my zone.
We're in 10a, so at 6a, you're in a better zone than we are. Smiling

Hope you try again.....worth it. Thumbs up
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Jan 31, 2022 1:57 AM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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Zoia said:That was a spectacular slide show, thanks!


I agree Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Jan 31, 2022 2:03 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Thanks Evelyn!
You all inspire me. Smiling
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